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ALG's Daily Grind - Republicans have to be All-In on Cutting Deficit

Jan. 7, 2013

Republicans have to be All-In on Cutting Deficit

While Republican face a classic damned if you do and damned if you don't scenario on the fiscal cliff, their only exit strategy now is to behave like the limited government elected officials who they promised voters they were going to be

Obama's Blunders: The Housing Market

OK, so we're still waiting for housing to recover from the late 2000s collapse. That's what got us into the mess, will it ever get us out?

The EPA's bad sci-fi movie

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli successfully beats back an EPA attempt to regulate water as a "pollutant" under the terms of the Clean Water Act.

Thrush and Epstein: Obama's debt problem

"The staggering national debt - up about 60 percent from the $10 trillion Obama inherited when he took office in January 2009 - is the single biggest blemish on Obama's record, even if the rapid descent into red began under President George W. Bush."


Bradley For NH Senate - Final sprint to the finish

October 30, 2012
Dear Friends,
I hope you have gotten through the storm safely. Our thoughts and prayers go to those who have been impacted and to those helping their fellow Americans through this terrible tragedy.
We are in the final sprint to the finish line of the Presidential Race and your help is still necessary.
Governor Romney has proven in the campaign and the three debates that he has the knowledge, competence, backbone and trustworthiness to be America’s President. He will turn the economy around, get people back to work, reduce the deficit, and lift the crushing burden on the middle class of high energy, healthcare, and food prices.
Governor Romney has proven he is ready for the job of Commander in Chief and to protect all Americans from the security and economic threats we confront.
Now it is our job to do everything possible to help Governor Romney and Congressman Ryan. With only a week left in this long campaign please consider volunteering at any one of the listed offices below.
A few hours of your time going door to door, doing sign waves, making phone calls and other similar efforts will be indispensable for Governor Romney and Congressman Ryan.  And trust me it will be enjoyable to work with like-minded people intent on changing the direction of our nation.
Jeb Bradley
Derry Victory Office
15 West Broadway, Suite 2
Derry, NH 03038
Contact: Todd Cheewing
Todd@Nhgop.Org 603.661.1506
Dover Victory Office
104 Washington Street
Dover, NH 03820
Mike Vigliotta
Michael@Nhgop.Org 603.591.3025
Keene Victory Office
51 Railroad Street, Suite 140
Keene, NH 03431
Joey Hoellerer
Joseph@Nhgop.Org 603.661.1496
Littleton Victory Office
87 Main Street, Suite B
Littleton, NH 03561
Tyler Drummond
Tyler@Nhgop.Org 603.661.1507
Manchester Victory Office
1850 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03885
Alex Guacci
Alex@Nhgop.Org 603.276.9312
Nashua Victory Headquarters
427 Amherst Street
Nashua, NH 03063
Robert Collins
Robert@Nhgop.Org 603.512.1205
Stratham Victory Office
72 Portsmouth Avenue, Unit 101
Stratham , NH 03885
Nicole LaManna
Nicole@Nhgop.Org 603.661.0881
Wolfeboro Victory Office
98 Center Street
Wolfeboro, NH 03894
Bryan McComack
Bryan@Nhgop.Org 603.661.1504
Mt. Washington Valley Republican Office
50 White Mountain Highway


RNC Chairman Reince Priebus Delivers Weekly Republican Address 

"It was painfully clear during the debate that President Obama has no new ideas to fix the economy....

If we want to do better than the last four years, well, there's only one choice to make. And that's Governor Mitt Romney."


WASHINGTON, D.C. - In this week's address, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus highlights the first presidential debate and the stark choice we face in this election. Gov. Mitt Romney has a sensible plan to fix our economy, while President Obama's only plan is to repeat the same failed policies that have buried the middle class. After four years of chronically high unemployment, record debt, and higher healthcare costs, Chairman Priebus says, "We need a new direction because we can't afford four more years like the last four."

The address is available in both audio and video format and is embargoed until 6:00 a.m. ET, Saturday, October 6, 2012.


NOTE: The address is embargoed until 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 6, 2012.


Audio of the address is available here.

Video of the address will be available here.

Video download link is available here.




"Hi. I'm Reince Priebus, Chairman of the Republican National Committee.

"This week, America watched the first debate between President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney, and it crystallized the choice we face on November 6th.

"It was painfully clear during the debate that President Obama has no new ideas to fix the economy. His only plan for a second term is a tax increase so large it would destroy over 700,000 jobs.

"Think about that. As Friday's jobs report shows, America still desperately needs jobs. Yet the president's central and sole proposal would mean fewer jobs.

"We need a new direction. Because we can't afford four more years like the last four. Falling incomes. Rising prices. 23 million Americans struggling for work. $5.5 trillion in new national debt. And, now, growing turmoil overseas in the Middle East.

"President Obama's policies haven't worked. And as Vice President Biden admitted on Tuesday, the middle class, quote, 'has been buried in the last four years.' Another four years would just bury the middle class even more.

"During the 2008 debates, then-Senator Obama assured us he fully understood our problems and that he had the right solutions.

"He promised to make healthcare more affordable. And President Obama promised to get our spending under control by cutting the deficit in half.

"He also was so confident that shortly after taking office President Obama said that he would fix the economy in three years or face, quote, a 'one-term proposition.'

"But today, he's broken those promises. And now, his words have no credibility.

"Midway through the debate, I think the president realized that he's been president for the past four years, and it was his policies and his agenda that have failed to produce any of the results that he promised us as a candidate.

"President Obama simply hasn't shown the kind of leadership we need. We face crises today which requires a steady hand, and a leader focused on the job.

"But President Obama's focus has been on saving his own job.

"Now, as a party chairman, I understand that the president must campaign. But he also has a job to do. While Barack Obama enjoys being president, he doesn't seem to enjoy the work required of being a great president.

"For example: He hasn't bothered to meet with his own Jobs Council since January. However, he has found the time for lavish campaign fundraisers--140 since his last Jobs Council meeting. All told, the president has held more than twice the number of reelection fundraisers as his predecessor.

"The story is the same with foreign policy. Just a few weeks ago before our embassies were attacked we learned that the president had been skipping his daily intelligence briefings.

"When the United Nations General Assembly gathered in New York last week, the President didn't make time to meet with world leaders. Not Prime Minister Netanyahu. Not the president of Libya. Not the president of Egypt. But he did make time to go on the T.V. talk show, The View.

"All this leaves Americans wondering, Where is the leadership? Whether it's a crises abroad or at home, Where is the plan?

"And that brings us back to the debate and the choice we face in November.

"As Governor Romney outlined Wednesday night, he has a clear, specific plan. The Romney-Ryan Plan for a Stronger Middle Class is expected to create 12 million jobs over the next four years.

"Governor Romney has a plan to cut taxes for middle class Americans, and a plan to achieve North American energy independence.

"In international affairs, Governor Romney won't avoid our allies and apologize to our adversaries. He'll champion peace through strength and protect our interests and ideals.

"How can we be sure that he can get the job done? It's simple. He has a record. And unlike President Obama's record, Mitt Romney's record is a record of success.

"In business, he started successful companies and saved failing ones. He rescued the 2002 Olympics and made the Games a source of national pride. And as Governor, he balanced every budget, cut taxes, improved education, and reduced unemployment.

"In the coming debates, the contrast will grow sharper and the choice, clearer. And if we want to do better than the last four years, well, there's only one choice to make. And that's Governor Mitt Romney.

"Thank you, God bless you, and God Bless America."


Johnson For President - Your Right to Vote is Under Attack



Your voting rights are under attack – by Mitt Romney and the national Republicans.

Mitt Romney doesn’t want Gov. Gary Johnson on the ballot.  It’s just that simple.

Clearly, the idea of giving voters a chance in November to vote for a presidential candidate who is serious about cutting spending, repealing the Patriot Act, ending the wars, and standing up for individual liberties is scaring the Republicans – and perhaps it should.

But rather than have a debate on these issues with Governor Johnson, the Republicans are trying to silence him.  In elections offices and courts across the country, Republican operatives and lawyers are trying to remove  Governor Johnson’s name from the ballot before the voters ever get a chance to cast their vote.  Fending off these attacks is difficult, it is unfair…..and expensive. 

You can help defend the rights of voters in those states.  Go to today.

In Virginia, one of the most difficult states in the nation to qualify for the ballot, our supporters worked long and hard to submit thousands of signatures, and election officials approved them – something not even Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich accomplished.  Nevertheless, a few days ago, the Republican Party challenged our petitions and forced us to devote precious resources to simply keeping Gov. Johnson on the ballot.  We succeeded, as you can read here: Gary Johnson Makes Virginia Ballot.  But it took a lot of time and money that could be used to buy radio and TV ads.

The same tactics are being used against Gov. Johnson in Pennsylvania, Iowa, Oklahoma, Michigan and elsewhere.  The story is the same.  Republican Party representatives and their lawyers are bringing frivolous challenges to our ballot qualifications – and making us spend our money to defend the rights of voters to support Gov. Johnson if they wish.  And they just happen to be doing so in key states where polls show Gov. Johnson gaining ground. 

Gov. Johnson needs your support to keep up the fight.

So far, we are winning these battles.  Just yesterday, an Iowa court rejected the Republicans’ challenge.  We prevailed in Virginia.  And in the past couple of days, Gov. Johnson has been placed on the ballot in both New Hampshire and Hawaii.  In all, we have qualified for the ballot in 43 states, and are committed to doing so in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. 

But the fight is just beginning.  Right now, we are having to go to court in Michigan and Oklahoma, and we have heard from Republican operatives that they fully intend to try to remove Gov. Johnson from the ballot wherever they can.

So, here is what we have to do:  Based on our experience so far, we know that it will cost at least $100,000 just to fend off these frivolous ballot challenges – and that is money we HAVE to spend.  With only a month or so remaining before ballots have to be printed, we must have those funds available NOW.  Please go to and contribute whatever amount you can to make sure we can keep up the fight.  Every dollar counts.

Your support and generosity have brought us to the point where our opponents are trying everything they can to keep Gov. Johnson off the ballot.  We can’t let that happen. Not even in a single state.  While the Republicans are flying around the country and hiring the most expensive law firms in places like Des Moines and Philadelphia, our attorneys are driving from state to state and depending on great supporters to help mount our defenses. 

We’re going to win, but not without your help.  Please contribute to our “Let Us Vote” fund today at It is essential that we raise $100,000 to keep up the fight – and keep winning.

Liberty MUST be on the ballot in November.  That’s what Governor Johnson’s campaign is about, and it starts with your help today.

Thank you for your friendship to Governor Johnson, and your support.


Republicans Try to Keep Libertarian Gary Johnson Off the Iowa Ballot 

Romney Supporters File Challenge Urging Secretary of State to Exclude Libertarian Nominees from the Ballot in November

August 27, 2012, Tampa, Fla.  Jay Kramer, a Mitt Romney campaign supporter from Washington, D.C., filed a challenge on Friday to keep Libertarian candidate for President, Gov. Gary Johnson, from appearing on the Iowa ballot in November. The Romney campaign hired the Des Moines-based Nyemaster Goode PC for the challenge, which will be heard by Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz on Monday at 3 p.m. 


"This is clearly a setup," said the Johnson campaign's attorney, Alicia Dearn. "The Libertarian Party had 2,000 petition signatures and should have been on the ballot without challenge, as they have always done in the past. But Republican Iowa Secretary of State Schultz — in violation of longstanding Iowa law — rejected the petition and required the Johnson campaign to caucus at the state fair. There, the Romney campaign surveilled the Johnson campaign's activities for the sole purpose of bringing this eleventh-hour challenge," Dearn said. 


The Romney campaign's challenge was filed Friday afternoon and set for a hearing on Monday afternoon. The 106-page challenge includes photographs of Johnson supporters asking fair-goers to support having Gov. Johnson and the Libertarian Party offered as a choice on the ballot. The Republicans' challenge claims that the state fair signatures should be thrown out because the signers are not Libertarians.


"The challenge is legally frivolous," asserts Dearn. "You don't have to be a registered Libertarian to want a third choice on the ballot. Iowans deserve to choose for themselves who to vote for, which is why Gov. Johnson should be on the ballot." 


Unlike many other states, Iowa has a perfect history of allowing third-party candidates onto the ballot.


"Iowa is one of the very few states that has never kept a general election presidential candidate off its ballot," said ballot-access historian Richard Winger. "It is a policy that saves money and work for elections officials, because Iowa doesn't need to tally write-in votes for presidential candidates when all such significant candidates are on the ballot."


According to Dearn, the Romney campaign is using similar tactics to keep Gov. Johnson off the ballot in Michigan and Pennsylvania.